“Recovery Works” were the words chanted by the mass of constituents, politicians, government administrators and treatment providers at yesterday’s Courage to Change Advocacy Rally at the Capitol building in Harrisburg on Tuesday, September 20, 2016.
This marked the second year that voices were heard about the dangers of opioids, substance use disorders that result from the use of opioids, families who lost their loved ones,and the need for more treatment.
More than 3,500 people lost their lives as the result of opioid overdose just last year. Governor Tom Wolf and other noted speakers of his administration and legislators spoke passionately about the need for additional funding to help fight the disease of addiction.
The disease of addiction is not just problematic for the person suffering from the disease, but it also impacts the family and the community. We must do more to educate ourselves about how to help others and the benefits of advocacy and policy changes to help people live longer.”
Yvonne Stroman, Drug & Alcohol Program Representative
See news coverage of this event from The Daily Item HERE.